Monthly Archives: March 2016

Background checks in an open environment

At SentryLink we are often asked why we require an employee's mailing and e-mail address before displaying reports. For an answer to this, we need only to look at a recent class action lawsuit filed against an employer: Amazon Hit With Another Background Check Class Action Lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, Amazon initially offered Theo Feldstein a job. They then ran a background check on him through Accurate Background Inc. In this case, accurate was a misnomer -- there were criminal convictions incorrectly listed on the report. Amazon withdrew the job offer, without giving him a chance to get things corrected, [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Employment screening, FCRA, Legal|0 Comments
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